WMSU grads told to uphold values, be passionate, enhance knowledge PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 02 April 2011 14:12

Mr. Jose “Pepe” R. Rodriguez, Director of Instituto Cervantes de Manila, Spain’s cultural center in the Philippines, challenged the graduates of the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) to uphold their positive values, pursue their life’s goal with passion, and continue to enhance their capabilities and seek opportunities to express these capabilities.

Holding on to one’s positive values, Rodriguez told the graduates, will ensure that one will be part of the solution of society’s woes. He likewise urged them to decide what they truly want to do and pursue this dream with passion which also means hard work. “A little sweat will bring you to places and you will enjoy its fruits’, he stressed.

Rodriguez reminded the graduates, “You are the product of an institution whose mission states in part, ‘to educate and produce well-trained, development oriented and forward looking professional and technical manpower for the socio-economic, political and technological development of the region and the country’”. As such, according to him, from now on, the graduates are bound to enflesh their alma mater’s desire in their pursuits.

Rodriguez was the commencement speaker during the 66th commencement exercises of WMSU, second batch, which was held on March 31 at the Dr. Juanito Bruno gymnasium, WMSU campus, this city. The graduates came from the colleges of Social Work and Community Development; Public Administration and Development Studies; Law; Science and Mathematics; Criminal Justice Education; Architecture; Asian and Islamic Studies; Physical Education, Recreation and Sports; Agriculture; and Engineering and Technology. — Evelyn C. Luceño, PAO-WMSU